Copy of an unpublished word-processed history entitled, 'The Beaumonts of Barrow' by David Cox (died 1994), historian, c.1994

Scope and Content

The collection comprises a spiral bound copy of a word-processed history of the Beaumont family of Barrow Hall in Barrow upon Trent, south Derbyshire. It records the history of the family from 1540 to 1880, connecting them with the history of their adopted village and the wider national, political and religious scene.

The volume is divided into 15 chapters, plus appendices including a pedigree and maps of the Barrow upon Trent area.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Beaumont family were minor gentry in north Leicestershire and south Derbyshire, and Catholic recusants. John Beaumont (1612-1697) fought for the King in the Civil War; his grandson John Beaumont (1691-1763) was tried as a Jacobite following the rebellion in 1715. John Beaumont (1778-1834) was a friend of William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, and married Mary Curzon, younger daughter of the 2nd Baron Scarsdale of Kedleston Hall. The male line of Beaumonts became extinct with the death of John and Mary's son John in 1879, who had sold Barrow Hall two years before his death.

David Cox was a local historian in the East Midlands and died in 1994.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all readers.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The volume was given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in February 1998.